Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

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UMaine receives award from Governor’s Energy Office to launch new programs and courses on offshore wind

University of Maine faculty will help meet the workforce demand of the offshore wind industry by offering students more training for future careers with new courses, micro-credentials and an undergraduate concentration in offshore wind energy, made possible with a $266,669 award from the Governor’s Energy Office’s Clean Energy Partnership program. The initiative, OffshoreWind4Maine, led by […]

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Media report on unveiling of ASCC’s bio-based house

NPR, CNN, the Boston Globe, Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, Ellsworth American, Yahoo News UK, WMTW-TV (Channel 8 in Portland), WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor), WEBB-FM (Augusta, Maine), WQCB-FM (Brewer, Maine), WBZN-FM (Brewer, Maine), WFMZ-TV (Allentown, Pennsylvania), WJBQ-FM (Portland, Maine), Architectural Digest,, 3D Natives, 3D Printing Media Network, […]

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First 100% bio-based 3D-printed home unveiled at the University of Maine

On Nov. 21, the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) unveiled BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. BioHome3D was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hub and Spoke program between the UMaine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Partners included MaineHousing and the Maine Technology Institute.  […]

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McGlynn discusses offshore wind research with Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record interviewed Alyssa McGlynn, a University of Maine graduate student studying mechanical engineering, about her offshore wind energy research. McGlynn’s work focuses on scale model testing of synthetic floating wind turbine mooring systems to validate design performance before full scale structures are deployed at sea. “If Americans want to maintain their energy-rich lifestyles and […]

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TIDC hosts in-person Transportation Infrastructure Conference Aug. 9–11

The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center will host the 4th Annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference in person from Aug. 9–11.  The 2022 conference, with the theme “Implementing Transportation Innovation,” will feature several panels of innovators, researchers, industry leaders, and other professionals discussing advancements and applications in […]

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BDN cites UMaine role in Old Town bridge project

The Bangor Daily News reported that the Maine Department of Transportation will use the University of Maine’s bridge composite technology to replace the Llewellyn Estes Memorial Bridge after rejecting all the bids it received for being too expensive. A bridge that carried Route 1A over Souadabscook Stream in Hampden that opened in late 2020 was […]

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PPH, Maine Public report on 3D printing affordable housing at UMaine ASCC

The Portland Press Herald and Maine Public reported on the effort at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center to 3D print small homes made with wood fiber. Home to the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, ASCC is developing robotic and artificial intelligence technology to automate construction, which they predict will be faster […]

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Andrew Schanck: Alumnus continues his UMaine work in cutting-edge bridge technology 

Andrew Schanck from Pittsfield, Maine received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and his Ph.D in civil engineering from the University of Maine. He says he chose UMaine because of its renowned engineering program and stayed to pursue research as a graduate student in bridge engineering and advanced numerical modeling. He started working at UMaine’s world-class […]

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